This past weekend we went up to visit my parents to celebrate my birthday, Mother’s Day, and my dad’s 60th birthday. (60!!) So everyone (except for my dad) knew about the birthday gift I had been cooking up (AKA slaving over for months), and I couldn’t wait to show him. I wanted to really commemorate the past 60 years of his life and since he has always loved photography, I made him a little photo book through Pinhole Press. I sneakily took a bunch of old photos from him when I was up there to visit around the beginning of the year, which if you know him at all you know how organized he is so taking these without him noticing was a feat in itself.
When I finally gave it to him we all watched as he flipped through it reminiscing over each photo. When he finished he told me it was the best gift he had ever received. Here are a few of my favorite pages.
The book I chose was 8″ x 10″ hardback book that was hand-bound and wrapped in red linen cloth, and held 98 photos. I was I was a little nervous about the quality of the book because I’ve been disappointed in the past by other photo books I’ve made from other companies, but I heard really great things about Pinhole Press, and when I received it I was totally blown away. I wish these photos really captured the quality and tooth of the paper. Simply perfect. I truly think this will be something we will all look back at over time and our children will get to enjoy one day. I think this is just such a wonderful keepsake, and I plan to make one with all of our wedding photos soon. Happy Birthday Daddy :)